Hibernia Plantation was founded in 1790 by Irish immigrant George Fleming on a 1,000-acre grant from the Governor of Spanish East Florida. George died in 1821 and his son Lewis inherited Hibernia. Lewis had three children by his first wife. After . . . — — Map (db m128318) HM
The 538 is considered the best intermediate caliber dual purpose gun of World War II. It was in service from 1934 throughout the 1990s. In the naval gun measurement system the size of the gun is expressed as the diameter of its bore and the . . . — — Map (db m181480) WM
Created in 1932, Camp Chowenwaw (Cho-wen-waw) derived its name from the Creek word for “sister.” Prominent Jacksonville resident Nancy Osborne, with support from local organizations such as the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, led the effort . . . — — Map (db m102456) HM
Originally from Indiana, Dr. Joseph W. Applegate moved to Florida after the Civil War to work with the Freedmen's Bureau at Magnolia Springs. He later partnered with John H. Harris to operate the Clarendon Hotel (c. 1871) in Green Cove Springs. By . . . — — Map (db m135555) HM
Pupo is first mentioned in 1716 as the place where the trail from the Franciscan Indian missions and the Apalachee (present-day Tallahassee) to St. Augustine crossed the river. The Spanish Government built the fort on the St. Johns River some time . . . — — Map (db m62187) HM
High ground along the river and a flowing mineral spring drew the first inhabitants to this area some 7000 years ago, but historic development dates from 1816 when George I. F. Clarke erected a sawmill in this vicinity under a Spanish land grant. . . . — — Map (db m63712) HM
Hickory Grove Baptist Church was organized in 1863, and the churchs congregation first worshiped here in one of the earliest buildings constructed in Clay County. The church was named for a grove of hickory trees that grew here. The original . . . — — Map (db m102455) HM
The LARC-LX (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo-60 Ton) is a welded steel hull amphibious vehicle. It can carry up to 100 tons of cargo or 200 personnel. It is powered by four 265hp diesel engines each driving one wheel. The engines can be coupled . . . — — Map (db m181365) HM
In 1951 the Army awarded a contract to the Ford Motor Co. for the design and development of a completely new 1/4 ton vehicle to replace the current M38 and M38A1 Jeep. After extensive testing of prototypes and preproduction models, the M151 went . . . — — Map (db m181404) HM
When Clay County was created in 1858 by the Florida Legislature, Middleburg was named as temporary county seat. As a result of an 1859 election, Whitesville (Webster), became the official county court site. Clay County's 1st courthouse was located . . . — — Map (db m65638) HM
The grateful citizens and community of Clay County remember those who served in the arm forces of the United States during times of war and peace. Whose courage and personal sacrifices defended and preserved our liberty.
Organized by the Rev. James Hickey. Charter Members: Robert and Adeline Hogarth, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tolar, Mrs. Sarah Smith, Mrs. Mahoney, Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Sullivant, and Mrs. Celia Weeks. Property for church given by T.H. and C.B. Hayden. Cemetery . . . — — Map (db m110522) HM
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 17 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to . . . — — Map (db m62644) HM
Was a six-wheel drive semi-amphibious off-road vehicle originally developed for use by the US Military in the Vietnam War. The Goat used an articulated chassis, so that from distance it appears to be a four-wheel trailer, but it is a single . . . — — Map (db m181368) HM
Front line, Ό-ton, 4X4 was a variant of the M-38A1 Military Jeep, with its body lengthened by twenty inches, heavier suspension, and provisions for three patients on litters. The spare tire and jerry can of the M-170 were mounted in the body tub . . . — — Map (db m181337) WM
On February 20, 1883, the Village Improvement Association (V.I.A.) of Green Cove Springs was organized. Meetings were held in members homes. Money was raised to beautify the town, most of which was used for boardwalks, and 70 feet of clay pavement . . . — — Map (db m65099) HM
Situated on the site of Camp Blanding, between Sandhill and Brooklyn lakes, are the remnants of Magnolia Lake State Park. A relic from the time of segregation, Magnolia Lake was built to provide separate facilities to serve African American . . . — — Map (db m135964) HM
The Old Bellamy Road intersects Highway 100 near this point. In 1824, the First session of the 18th United States Congress appropriated $20,000.00 to develop a public road in the Territory of Florida between Pensacola and St. Augustine. It was to . . . — — Map (db m94394) HM
Fort Heilman, named after Brevet Lieutenant Colonel Julius F. Heilman, was built in the mid 1830΄s at the spot where the north and south forks of Black Creek join. It was a temporary wooden stockade used during the First Seminole War as a . . . — — Map (db m102605) HM
Roy Stanley Geiger, the “Father of Marine Corps Aviation,” was born on January 25, 1885, in his family home on what is now the campus of Middleburg First Baptist Church. He served as a school teacher, principal, and lawyer. Geiger joined . . . — — Map (db m102461) HM
Middleburg developed in the early 1800s as a transportation center linking the St. Johns River with the peninsular interior. Originally settled in the 1820s as Clark΄s Ferry, a crossing on Black Creek, it became a major military entrepot during the . . . — — Map (db m102459) HM
Founded on or before July 27, 1828 by Isaac Boring, a Methodist Circuit Riding Preacher. First known as The Black Creek Methodist Church. This frontier Methodist society met in homes until the present church was built in 1847. In continuous use . . . — — Map (db m102460) HM
Samuel B. Thompson owned and operated
dock and warehouses at the foot of
Thompson St. (now Wharf St., name changed
about 1951). Thompson's warehouses were
burned by Union soldiers in 1864.
After the Civil War, Albert S. Chalker
operated . . . — — Map (db m70285) HM
Orange Park was the site of a cotton and citrus British plantation, Laurel Grove, which was established by William and Rebecca Pengree during Floridas British Period (1763-1783). Following the American Revolution, Florida was returned to . . . — — Map (db m102603) HM
The 1885 Florida Constitution mandated the segregated education of black and white students in public schools. In 1891, the American Missionary Association (AMA) opened the private Orange Park Normal and Industrial School at this site to educate . . . — — Map (db m150638) HM
During the War Between the States, the St. Johns River was a highway to Florida's interior. Lacking warships to counter the Union Navy's control of the river, Confederate forces turned to the use of torpedoes (submerged naval mines). On March 30, . . . — — Map (db m67084) HM
James Cash Penney (1876-1971), philanthropist and founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores, purchased 120,000 acres in Clay County and invited farmers to claim 40-acre tracts by clearing the land, building houses, growing crops and raising . . . — — Map (db m101184) HM
To the officers and men who served with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment wheresoever dispersed.
Activated at Camp Blanding Florida on 20 October 1942, they were later attached to the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the parachute . . . — — Map (db m177404) HM WM
1895 Enlisted in the Gainesville Guards, Florida State Troops.
1899 Commissioned Captain in the Florida National Guard, September 23, and served as the Regimental Adjutant of the Second Florida Infantry.
1908 Promoted . . . — — Map (db m177274) HM WM
The Department Of Florida
Ancient City Barbed Wire Seminole Big Lake Brevard Space Coast Broward Central Florida Collier East Central Emerald Coast Florida First Coast Florida Gulf Coast Florida . . . — — Map (db m181216) WM
Fort Mose (pronounced Moh-Say") was a plastered earthen fort located approximately 3 miles north of St. Augustine. It was established to protect the small, free-black settlement of Gracia Real Santa Teresa de Mose.
When the British . . . — — Map (db m178728) HM
Camp Blanding, established as a National Guard base in 1939, is named for Major
General Albert Blanding (1876-1970) who commanded a brigade in WWI, was awarded the Distinguished
Service Medal, and was Chief of the National Guard Bureau. He . . . — — Map (db m70317) HM
Black Floridians served with distinction and dedication on both sides during that fratricidal conflict. Indeed, there are several instances of Black Floridians, brothers, serving in both the Union and Confederate Armies.
Many of those . . . — — Map (db m178724) HM
Colonel Harry M. Hatcher, Jr.
Colonel Retired United States Army
Decorations & Awards
Combat Infantry Badge
Meritorious Service Medal
Good Conduct Medal
Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal . . . — — Map (db m179357) HM WM
The first muster of militia troops in the continental United States took place on 16 September 1565 in the newly established Spanish presidio of St. Augustine. Both free and slave Africans served with the original occupation and settlement force . . . — — Map (db m178740) HM
We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.
President George W. Bush
Since the attack against the United States on 11 September 2001, the Florida National Guard has protected our nations security and provided combat . . . — — Map (db m181554) WM
Florida Units participated in victorious campaigns in the South-West Pacific. Depicts location of primary assaults against major enemy resistance.
The Florida National Guard troops of the 31st Infantry Division and the . . . — — Map (db m181535) WM
Global War On Terrorism
This Memorial Honors The Citizen Soldiers Of The Florida National Guard Who Paid The Ultimate Sacrifice For Their Nation In Support Of The Global War On Terrorism.
Symbol Of The Citizen . . . — — Map (db m178104) WM
This original Borne above, was donated and presented to the Camp Blanding Museum by the Department of Manche and the City of St Lo, (Normandy, France), it was dedicated on the 9th day of May, 1998, to the memory of the men of the 1st, 29th, 30th, . . . — — Map (db m177506) HM WM
With Americas armed forces completely integrated, the history of Black Floridian military service to this country cannot be separated from that of other citizens.
When the country called, citizens responded in varying degrees of fervor. . . . — — Map (db m178690) HM
In 1947 France named the road from Utah Beach in Normandy to the German Border the "Liberty Road".
This is the route of the US Forces across Western Europe in WW2.
Markers (Bourne) are placed at every kilometer of the road for 1146 . . . — — Map (db m177400) HM WM
In Memory of
Maj. Gen. Robert A. Ballard
CO - 502d Para BN. 101st ABN DIV
CO 503d Para REGT 101st ABN DIV
Bastogne Normandy Holland
CG 51st INF DIV FLANG
CG 55thCMD HORS Divisional FLANG
CG . . . — — Map (db m177966) WM
The Medal of Honor is the highest military award for personal bravery or self-sacrifice that can be given to any individual in the United States of America. It has only been awarded 3,428 times in the nations history.
Adam Paine . . . — — Map (db m179329) HM WM
Medal Of Honor
Is awarded for gallantry & intrepidity, at risk of life , above and beyond the call of duty, while engaged in an action against an enemy of the United States.
The List . . . — — Map (db m180453) WM
Little known or appreciated is the fact that persons of African origin and heritage have served the military needs of Florida for more than four hundred years. Men and women of African origin have been an important, and essential part of Floridas . . . — — Map (db m178183) HM WM
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm
August 1990 February 1991
In honor of Florida National Guard Soldiers and Airmen who served
In special recognition and remembrance of
SGT Tracey Brogdon
Florida Army National Guard . . . — — Map (db m178490) WM
During the period of the American Revolution, Florida was occupied by the British and was a Loyalist colony during the war. The colony raised a regiment of East Florida Rangers consisting of nine companies, at least one of which was entirely . . . — — Map (db m178725) HM